Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

TRI-MET SAFETY EDUCATION COMMITTEE-MARCH 2011

SAFETY EDUCATION COMMITTEE-MARCH 2012 from al m on Vimeo.

TRIMET BOARD BRIEFING-MARCH 2011

BOARD BRIEFING-MARCH 2012 from al m on Vimeo.

A 2LonleyGuys Production





In 1979, they mocked Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas saying,
"Typical lyin liberals - it could NEVER happen."

Then it happened.

Will ATU757 Drop The Ball?

Update 03/20/2011:
                I was advised by Sandy that Center Street posted the charges 03/19/2011 so it looks like everything is a go. So now the next step is to get 60% membership approval so a Trial Committee can hear the evidance and make a ruling. Things are finally moving forward.

                To assure that all members are treated equally I must point this information out. In preferring of charges our Constitution states “At least fifteen (15) days before the regular meeting of the L.U. or J.C., a copy of such charges shall be served upon the officer or member against whom such charges are filed and the L.U. or J.C. The L.U. or J.C. shall contemporaneously provide notice to all members that such charges are to be considered at the meeting by posting at appropriate locations.”

Contemporaneously - existing at or occurring in the same period of time.

                What this means is that the accuser must file at least 15 days before the charter meeting it will be presented at. The member being accused must receive a copy at least 15 days before the charter meeting and the membership must be notified about the consideration of such charges by being posted at appropriate locations.

                Our next charter meeting starts April 4th, 2011. Fifteen (15) calendar days would make Sunday March 20th, 2011 the last possible day to meet this requirement. Currently I have not seen any postings about this at Center Street Garage area. Today was the first I noticed the posting online. Only posting online is not assuring that all members have access to the information. This must be posted on all ATU757 union boards.

                Failure to do this is not fair to Sister Ellen Fox, Our membership or me. This filing was submitted to the union February 22nd, 2011. My last communications to Brother Jon Hunt about assuring this to be able to be presented in April’s charter meeting was on March 11th, 2011. I have given more than ample time for our local to advise the membership and Sister Ellen Fox. If any of our union boards do not have notice of this action posted by March 20th, 2011 our local has dropped the ball on all of us and would be in violation of our Constitution. If you do not see a notice on your union board before March 20th please let our local office, a union officer, Sister Ellen Fox or I know about this. Our Constitution is in place to protect all of us equally so please help us make sure this is all done correctly. –Thank you for your time on this Chris Day-

Jeri Ellsworth vs. TriMet's talking buses: Sexism 'alive and well' in technology circles, say bloggers, commenters

http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2011/03/trimets_talking_buses_youtube.html
TriMet's talking buses, Jeri Ellsworth's $10 alternative and sexism: It's complicated | OregonLive.com

Is a $1 Zone 1 coming back next year?

http://portlandafoot.org/2011/03/is-a-1-zone-1-coming-back-next-year/

SAFETY COMMITTEE SECRET SOCIETY?

Apparently there was a discussion as to weather this safety education advisory committee would be open to the public and recording allowed.

It was being seriously considered that this committee that they would not allow any members of the public to view this proceeding.

It turns out the paranoia waned and they did allow the public entry.

It also turns out that David Sale and Darla Sturdy were allowed to sit at the table with the other participants although they were not appointed to the group.

Strange!

People Who Make Our Day

PART 1
PART 2

BEST COVERAGE OF JAPAN NUCLEAR CRISIS IS AT BOJACK.ORG

Another decent source of meltdown info
ClubOrlov: Earth Shakes, Sea Surges, Nukes Blow

MARCH 15

MARCH 15 from al m on Vimeo.

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

JON HUNT UNDER PRESSURE
Is ATU757 Violating section 13.17?

@Dan_Christensen

Dear Bus riders,

http://community.livejournal.com/trimet/81429.html
Twitter / Tinkerbell: @ trimet I think I know at ...

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF OREGON

http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A139375.htm

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF OREGON

http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A141873.htm

Distracted driving…or standing up against management?

I GOT A SUPPORTER OUT THERE!

http://truckersteve.org/2011/03/distracted-driving-or-standing-up-against-management/ 

What is the problem @trimet?

http://twitpic.com/4a1czg

TRIMET-DON'T

http://community.livejournal.com/trimet/81871.html

From Hiroshima to Fukushima

Some have suggested that in light of the new developments we should abandon nuclear power. I have a different proposal, perhaps more in keeping with the peculiar nature of the peril. Let us pause and study the matter. For how long?


Plutonium, a component of nuclear waste, has a half-life of 24,000 years, meaning that half of it is transformed into other elements through radioactive decay. This suggests a time-scale. We will not be precipitous if we study the matter for only half of that half-life, 12,000 years. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/opinion/17iht-edschell17.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 

LIVING IN A SICK WORLD

Insurance industry shielded from Japan quake

BRIDGE TO NOWHERE?

Neils proposal for one year. It sounds like he is worried about the unfair labor practices. Also I don't see any reimbursement proposal for current employees. Other than that it's not bad. Of course we will all be right back here in 9 months.

http://www.thoughts.com/HR202/take-it-to-the-bridge

FACISISM GAINING GROUND IN AMERIKA

The Michigan State Assembly has given final approval to an emergency financial management bill decried by critics as an attack on workers and basic democracy. Under the bill, emergency financial managers would be allowed to break union contracts, dismiss elected officials and even disincorporate entire municipalities. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign the measure into law. Snyer is also attempting to push through a plan to tax the public and private pensions of senior citizens. Over a thousand people held a protest outside the state Capitol in Lansing Tuesday before attempting a sit-in inside. Protesters are vowing to return for another rally today.

Open Source Software Helps an Oregon Transportation Department for GIS, Website Development

http://www.govtech.com/e-government/Open-Source-Software-Oregon-Transportation.html

Transit: A Few Observations

http://www.portlandurbanista.com/?p=1689